– New Xperia Panels: Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) has launched four new panels for its Xperia X1 handset: a CNN panel with news, sport and weather; a Skype panel; a Mytopia panel that lets people play bingo and poker with others around the world; and an On the Road panel, which has large touch icons and a simple layout so you can use it easier on the move. SE reports that since its launch last quarter 420,000 panels have been downloaded onto X1 devices around the world with half a million unique hits for X1 panels on the Sony Ericsson Fun & Downloads service. (release)
— Application Store On Cards: MPortico has launched a “Cross-Platform Mobile Application Store” on Buy.com, selling memory cards pre-loaded with rich media content. The content on the first card will include preloaded games, video clips, ringtones and wallpaper — Users will enjoy immediate access to online content through the mPortico application interface as well as a WAP-based interface offering universal access to new content. (release)
— Seven Launches E-Mail For Android: Seven has used MWC to launch a mobile messaging service for Android handsets, addressing both personal and business mobile email — along with calendars and contacts — in an integrated interface. (release)
— Mojiva’s One-Click Mobile Ad buying: Mojiva has launched an ability for advertisers to offer “single-click purchasing” from mobile ads — “Now consumers and merchants can instantly buy what they see in a mobile ad, and advertisers are just one click away from closing the sale” reads the release. It sounds like clicking on the ad will take you to a check-out page, where you only have to enter your billing details once. It’s in partnership with Billing Revoluion.
— Sandisk Service Delivery Card: Sandisk has launched a microSD card designed for mobile network operators and dubbed the Service Delivery Card — this was forshadowed a month ago. Sandisk suggests that the card can be preloaded with a “Service Discovery (NSDQ: DISAB) Experience”, helping carriers with in-store and out-of-box consumer education as to their services, therefore hopefully increasing usage. Of course, the card can also be used to deliver MNO-branded applications, content and services.
— NetFront Deployments Pass 700 Million: Access has announced that the number of NetFront products which have been deployed hit 732 million on 1,710 devices (not just mobiles) at the end of January. That includes the NetFront Browser and NetFront Widgets. Access is also showcasing its Linux platform at MWC.
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